1. John Dwyer - Shelter Architecture

    John is the founder of Shelter Architecture, a sustainable residential design studio in Minneapolis, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota - College of Design. As a design fellow for Architecture for Humanity, John established the Design Studio at NENA in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans in the summer of 2007 which provides pro-bono architectural services to returning residents. John is the 2008 recipient of the AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award and the 2008 National AIAS Emerging Practice Award.

    Recorded on July 31st, 2008 at Solutions for the Other 90% at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  2. Marc Swackhamer - HouMinn Practice

    Marc Swackhamer and Blair Satterfield founded HouMinn (pronounced "human") Practice (formerly slvDESIGN) in 1998. HouMinn, an acronym combining Blair's hometown, Houston, with Marc's, Minneapolis, is an interdisciplinary design collaborative focused on advanced materials, digital fabrication, responsive systems, and low-cost housing. Much of HouMinn's work involves full-scale prototyping of alternative building assemblies. Advancements emerge through a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that infiltrates every project. Over the years, Houminn has worked with a computer scientist, an electrical engineer, a team of mechanical engineering students, an aerospace engineer, a bio-medical researcher, a product designer, and many other practitioners, academics, and students.

    Recorded on July 31st, 2008 at Solutions for the Other 90% at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  3. Gabriel Cheifietz - 612 Authentic

    612 Authentic produces media to connect people more strongly to each other and to where they live. Their short documentaries have won awards in 2005 and 2006 at the Media That Matters festival in New York, and have been featured in the Ironweed Festival, the Journal of Short Film and the L.A. Shorts Festival. Founded in 2005 by Gabriel Cheifetz, its creative director, 612 Authentic's three-person team serves local and national clients, including MinnPost.com and Current TV.

    Recorded on July 31st, 2008 at Solutions for the Other 90% at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  4. Jeffrey Swainhart & Alissa Kingsly - AFH:MN

    Founded by seven individuals with varying design backgrounds and driven by shared passion and dedication, the Minnesota Chapter of Architecture for Humanity exists to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. They have found that when compassionate designers come together to promote humanitarian design, good things will happen. They have worked on projects as far away as Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, and as close to home as North Minneapolis. Their mission: find great projects, unearth ways to raise money to make them a reality, and always "design like you give a damn."

    Recorded on July 31st, 2008 at Solutions for the Other 90% at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  5. Peter Rich - Microfinance Alliance

    Peter Rich is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management where he wondered about the ideas of more mindful businesses, social enterprise, and microfinance. He is a co-founder of the Microfinance Alliance, which aspires to educate and raise awareness of the importance of microfinance as a tool for poverty alleviation and bottom-up community development. By engaging the public and university community, the group has created a forum for dialogue, opportunities for action, and greater support for microfinance.

    Recorded on July 31st, 2008 at Solutions for the Other 90% at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    http://www.solutionstwincities.org

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